A teenage girl was shot Wednesday morning while attending a house party that was held in the middle of Atlanta’s stay-at-home order.
About 15 to 20 teenagers were at the party at a home on Ollie Street in northwest Atlanta, according to police. Officers were called to the home about 12:30 a.m. and found the 17-year-old with a gunshot wound to her leg.
The girl was stable when she was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
“Investigators are working to determine the circumstances (that) led to this incident,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said in a statement.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued the 14-day stay-at-home order Monday to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Under the new restrictions, Atlanta residents are urged to leave their homes only for essential activities, essential government functions or to operate essential businesses.
The order went into effect Tuesday at midnight. According to Carlos Campos, the director of public affairs for the police department, officers are monitoring for violations while on regular patrols.
“If they observe a group or entity in gross violation of the executive order, those in violation will be warned and informed of the restrictions within the existing orders,” he said in a statement. “If the issue persists, the city will take the necessary and appropriate actions to resolve the issue on a case-by-case basis.”
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